Mongolian Murder Mystery

James n Perlin
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Monday, June 18, 2007
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP)

The long-awaited murder trial of a political analyst in the slaying of his Mongolian lover started Monday with prosecutors promising to prove that the accused conspired with two policemen to blow up the victim with explosives.

The case has been one of Malaysia’s most lurid scandals. The accused political analyst, Abdul Razak Baginda, is close to the governing party as well as Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, and his extramarital affair that ended in a macabre death has been the talk of the country.

Prosecutor Tun Abdul Majid Tun Hamzah told the court that he has evidence to show that the policemen killed Altantuya Shaariibuu, a 28-year-old freelance translator and interpreter, on Oct. 19, 2006.

He said he will prove that Abdul Razak, 47, “abetted them by planning and giving instructions to get rid of her by killing her” because she was pestering him for money.

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The hearing continues tomorrow.

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